Jerry Crasnick is reporting that he's hearing signs point to an increased effort by the Chicago Cubs to acquire Prince Fielder:
Twitter / @jcrasnick: There were signs today (I ...
"There were signs today (I can't say precisely what) to indicate the #Cubs are stepping up their pursuit of Prince Fielder."
The Cubs and Prince Fielder - ESPN (Insider)
"Length of contract could be an issue for the Cubs and the other teams in the running. Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Angels last week, and Boras is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal for the 27-year-old Fielder."
Would Prince Fielder be the biggest free agent in Seattle sports history? - Seattle Times
"And by biggest, I don't mean girth. There's no question Fielder would win that award hands down -- though, come to think of it, Vin Baker would definitely have given Prince a run for his money when he signed a seven-year, $86-million deal with the Sonics in 1999 -- a contract that included a weight clause."
Twitter / @DKnobler: Yes, Jon makes Rangers the ...
Yes, Jon makes Rangers the Fielder favorite. One rival scout said yesterday: "If he goes there, he'll hit 60 HR a year."
If Prince is smart, a deal with the Cubs is a no-brainer - David Kaplan
"Fielder’s camp seems content to let the market play out. The same goes for the Cubs and their new management team. Someone needs to get the two sides into a room and convince both that the marriage is the best thing for both parties."